Who doesn't love a vacation to the Greek Isles? Pamella Roland's spring 2011 collection was inspired by your recent travels to the Mediterranean. The presentation was broken down into looks specific to each island and included postcard images to accompany them in the program.
The fishtail and (fishscale layered chiffon appliques) evoked the ocean views of Santorini. Crystal embroidery embellished the necklines or bodices of dresses inspired by Mykonos. The silhouettes could be sexy and fitted or easy and draped. The strategic use of beading and jewels were elegant, but not over the top.
Gorgeous jewels from Chopard enhanced the Upper East Side mannequins. Ms. Roland is a board member of the Whitney Museum of American Art. The museum setting was perfect for a collection presented at works of art.
I loved the fantasy fashion of Marchesa, but Pamella Roland designs the gowns that real women aspire to wear. These will be the gowns seen and purchased for galas and fundraisers in this zip code for the next few years.
in the front row mingling: Hillary Swank
Photos by Mariana Leung